As a regional government committed to promoting sustainable communities, Metro is working to reduce its own ecological footprint. Learn about efforts to reduce the environmental impact of Metro's public venues, parks, buildings and solid waste facilities.
Metro facilities made notable improvements in energy efficiency, recycling, and toxics reduction since Metro adopted its Sustainability Plan in 2010. The infographics below provide a snapshot of Metro's performance in each goal area as compared with a 2008 baseline year.
The Metro Council set an ambitious target for internal operations to be sustainable within one generation. To this end, the council adopted goals in five key categories to reduce the agency's environmental impact:
See Green Metro in action with sustainability projects aimed at Metro's goals in the areas of climate, toxics, waste, water and habitat.Go
Metro's comprehensive sustainability plan identifies strategies and nearly 100 actions to achieve the above goals. The goals are slated for completion by 2025 or, in the case of greenhouse gas emissions, 2050. Metro Council adopted this plan by resolution on Oct. 7, 2010. Read the plan
Metro completed a comprehensive inventory of FY 2012-2013 greenhouse gas emissions from internal business operations. Overall, non-supply chain greenhouse gas emissions from Metro’s internal operations decreased nearly 9% from 35,892 metric tons carbon dioxide equivalent (MT CO2e) in 2008 to 32,673 MT CO2e in FY 12-13. The inventory includes both direct and indirect emissions sources.View the inventory
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